India set up a meeting with Sri Lanka in the final of the 2014 World Twenty20 tournament with a 6-wicket victory over South Africa in Dhaka.
South Africa, who won the toss and elected to bat, made 172-4 in their 20 overs with captain Faf du Plessis top scoring with 58.
In their reply, India's innings was driven by an unbeaten knock of 72 from Virat Kohli, which came from 44 balls and included seven boundaries—two of them sixes. Kohli struck the winning runs with a four from the first ball of the final over.
After the loss of Quinton de Kock to the fourth ball, Hashim Amla and du Plessis took the South Africa total to 43, without further loss, after five overs.
|South Africa: 172 for 4 (20 overs)|
|de Kock||c Dhoni||b B Kumar||6||3||4|
|du Plessis||b Ashwin||58||53||41|
|AB de Villiers||c Ro Sharma||b Ashwin||10||6||8|
|Extras||1nb 3w 1b 3lb||8|
Amla went for 22 and du Plessis departed in the 14th over, both bowled by Ravichandran Ashwin, but the skipper had hit five boundaries and two sixes in his 41-ball knock.
AB de Villiers could only make 10 but JP Duminy (45 not out) and David Miller (23 not out) combined to add 43 in the last 4.3 overs.
India's reply started in explosive fashion with Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane taking 33 off the opening three overs.
Sharma went soon after for 24, Rahane for 32. That brought Kohli to the crease and from there India never looked in trouble. Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina both contributed important knocks to keep Kohli company, but it was his show.
|India: 174 for 4 (19.1 overs)|
|Ro Sharma||c du Plessis||b Hendricks||24||18||13|
|Rahane||c AB de Villiers||b Parnell||32||40||30|
|Yuvraj Singh||c AB de Villiers||b Tahir||18||24||17|
|Raina||c du Plessis||b Hendricks||21||15||10|
|EXTRAS||9||0nb 9w 0b 0lb|
India will face Sri Lanka in Sunday's final of the fifth World T20 event, as they look to add to their triumph back in 2007, at the inaugural tournament.
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